United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Rev. Deb Olenyik, Pastor

Sunday, June 2, 2019
7th Sunday of Easter
Services 8:30 & 10:30 am
 

  
 



Ministry Jottings by Pastor Deb can be found later in this newsletter. Please scroll down to see what Deb is sharing this week.
 

LIFT MASTERS NEEDED FOR "CHURCH AT THE RANCH"
Sunday, June 23rd at 8:30 am
  
Lift masters are needed for the "Church at the Ranch" service on Sunday, June 23rd. We will need volunteers to arrive at the church at 8:30 am to help load everything into the trucks before heading out to the Stoll's ranch. They will also need to set-up and break down at the Stoll's, as well as return to the church to help unload the trucks. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.   


 

BAREFOOT MILE DONORS, WALKERS AND
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Saturday, June 22nd at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
We at UMCE are proud to be part of the organizing team putting on this Barefoot Mile to help JOY International (see www.joy.org ) fight sex trafficking of children and young women.   What is a Barefoot Mile and why has founder Dr. Jeff Brodsky been barefoot since 2010? See  https://youtu.be/Ui7GOEAcHLo .   If you want to learn more, contribute to or walk in our June 22 Barefoot Mile walk at Marshdale Park, see https://secure.qgiv.com/event/943754 .   If you could volunteer to help us put on the Barefoot Mile event on June 22, please sign up for one or more jobs at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f44a8ad2da4f85-volunteer .  Contact Bill Graf with questions at 303-246-8330 or bill@billgraf.net.
 

ATTENTION AMAZON SHOPPERS!!
 
First of all, thank you to the 31 participants using Amazon Smile to benefit our church.  We have earned $50 from the Amazon Smile program so far this year. 

For those of you who are not using Amazon Smile when you purchase from Amazon, did you know that you can help support our church (UMCE) while shopping on Amazon?  Through Amazon Smile, you can designate a 501(c)(3) charity as a recipient of 0.5% of your purchase amount.  It will be donated to your charity of choice. To participate, login at Smile.Amazon.com  (same user name and password as your account), select the church as your charity of choice, and continue through to purchase.  Thank you for using this program to support the church.
 
 

 

HOSTS NEEDED FOR SUMMER COFFEE FELLOWSHIP
  

We greatly appreciate our ministry teams hosting Coffee Fellowship following both services October - May.  During June - September we count on individuals to sign-up to provide this important weekly time of hospitality.  Sign up is now happening for June & July.  See the sign-up sheet and thank you for volunteering!

THE LIBRARY
 
The LIBARY has been reorganized. Please consider making use of the many wonderful books in it! For example, The biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, by Eric Metaxas, or any of the C. S. Lewis books in the theology section. There are also many good resources for Biblical studies or the history of Methodism.  We will not have a sign-out sheet. If you want to borrow a book, just take it. We only ask that you return it to the place you found it in a reasonable time, and in the condition that it was received. Also, if you wish to donate books, please do not just drop them off at the library. (Yes, I like to clean out my bookshelves, too.) Instead, please contact Jim Ament by phone or text message at 303-246-2480; or by email at jimament@me.com.
 
 

 

THE EVERGREEN RODEO PARADE
Saturday, June 15th at 9:30 am
  

Come join your fellow Methodist cowboys and cowgirls as we publicize our church in the Evergreen Rodeo Parade, Saturday morning June 15th. Plan to ride in the church van or walk behind it as we hand out sunscreen packets. Meet at the church at 9:30 am, wearing your western duds. Kids of all ages are especially welcome!


PURA VIDA MINISTRIES 
GUATEMALA ENGLISH CAMP
June 28th - July 7th
 
The time is getting close and we're very thankful for your prayers for the students and for our 14 volunteers (from Evergreen United Methodist, Church of the Hills, and Evergreen Lutheran) who will work with Mayan 4 th through 9 th graders in the highlands of Guatemala.   We hope to have close to 100 students attending! There are many details to be completed to prepare for this camp.  May Christ's love shine through in all that we do as the Spirit guides us!  
 
 

 

UMM IN SEARCH OF BREAKFAST PROGRAMS
                                                                                     
   
The monthly men's breakfast program is on summer break and will start back up in September. I am in the process of lining up speakers and programs for the fall. If you have a possible program or know of one, please contact me. You don't need to be a regular breakfast attendee, and women are more than welcome to contribute.
Glenn Stoll   970-987-1006   glennrstoll@gmail.com
 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY
ARTISAN MARKET & CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Saturday, July 20th
                                                                                     
   
Artisan Market & Classic Car Show

We have moved from a flea market to a Vendor Artisan & Craft market!   We are now working hard to get local vendors and artisans registered, so if you know of someone that would like to share their talent with us, please let them to get in touch with the office, Orpha, or Marcia.

If you know of that person with a special classic or collectors' automobile, get in touch with Vickie or the office.

Thank you to those who have signed up to provide for the bake sale, but we need more people to also sign up. Thank you, Debby Humphrey, for being our lead organizer.

NOW FOR THE SILENT AUCTION! YOU CAN NOT BE SILENT!

In the past, our silent auction has been over the top in many wonderful items from you & local businesses that we all frequent. We depend on our Silent Auction to be our most profitable part of the fundraiser and this year is no different-UNLESS WE DON'T GET ITEMS TO AUCTION. Sample bid sheets were handed out after the 10:30 service to fill out what you might like to offer in our auction. Those can be dropped in the box on the coffee counter or emailed to Marcia. There will be blank sheets to pick up at the box also. Right now, we do not have anyone that has offered to head up the auction, so until that happens, please contact Marcia for more info.

We will be having live music, hot sandwich lunch and lots of fun.

* IF YOU HAVE USED BUT GOOD CONDITION ITEMS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE SELL, PRICE IT BEFORE YOU COME & WE WILL COMBINE IT ALL TOGETHER TO SELL. THE SALE OF THESE ITEMS WILL ALL GO TO THE CHURCH.

Thank you very much to those who have already signed up to help! We can always use help!

Here are some of our great volunteers so far:

Stephanie, Alice, Sandy, Jill, Jeanne, Ruthanne, Rob & Elizabeth, Ted & Dixie, John, & Pastor Deb.   Gayla & Jan Brown for sign making, Orpha for Vendor Registration, 
Vickie's behind the "car scene" volunteers, & Mike, Dave & Terry V for live music!
 

THE SUMMER 2019 YOUTH MISSION NEEDS YOUR HELP!
 
We have a lot of luggage to haul on our way to Heifer International Headquarters in Perryville, Arkansas! And all of our seats are currently full of missionaries. We need a small, enclosed trailer to help haul our belongings. We can rent one, but they are very expensive and we are trying to make the most of our mission funds. If you have a trailer that we can borrow from July 27-August 4, please contact Sarah at youth@evergreenumc.org or 303-717-2053. It will make an enormous difference to our mission work! 
 

CHURCH AT THE RANCH
Sunday, June 23rd at 10:30 am
Location: Glenn & Pat Stoll's Ranch
13502 S. Wamblee Valley Rd, Conifer
 

                                                                                     
   
This has been a wonderful experience in the past, and much appreciation to Glenn and Pat for their hospitality! There will be hot dogs, brats, pulled pork and homemade ice cream. Please bring outdoor chairs for you and your family and a side dish to share. Dress is casual, and cowboy wear is encouraged. Although there will be plenty of parking, if you wish to car pool, meet at the church at 9:30; the van will also be available for departure at 9:30.
 
Pastor Deb will preach, there will be special music with a band, a poetry reading, cowboy prayers, and group singing. Come one come all, bring friends, and see Pikes Peak from their beautiful property!
 
DIRECTIONS: exit Richmond Hill Road off 285 south, cross over 285 and look for Wamblee Valley road to the right.  The Stoll's home is about 2 miles on the left.
 

ALL CHURCH WOMEN'S SUMMER BRUNCH GATHERING
Wednesday, June 19th at 10:00 am
  

Please join us for an All Church Women's summer brunch gathering. We will meet at Karen Ament's home on Wednesday, June 19th at 10:00 am for a brunch potluck. Her address is 6380 Arapahoe Drive, Evergreen. We will meet at the church to carpool at 9:35 am. Please sign up on the Fellowship Hall list by June 16th and indicate if you want to carpool and what food item you will bring. Contact Jeanne Ambrosier at rjambro@estreet.com with any questions.

 

SPRING CLEAN-UP DAY
Saturday, June 1st from 8:00 - 12:00 pm
 
The date for the Church Spring Clean-up Day is June 1st starting at 8:00 am and hopefully being done by noon. Coffee, juice, and snacks will be provided. Volunteers should bring gloves and yard tools including weed whips, leaf blowers, and tree trimming equipment. Work will include general cleanup, painting inside and out (if the weather cooperates), landscaping, tree trimming, weed and grass cutting, and of course just miscellaneous yard work.  All are invited and we hope to have a big crowd to make light work for this annual event.  
 
 

 

YOUTH AND CHILDREN'S EDUCATION 
AND ACTIVITIES

CHILDREN AND YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
EverKids Early Elementary Sunday School
Preschool-1st Grades 10:30 am
EverKids Upper Elementary Sunday School

2nd-5th Grades 10:30 am
SUNDAY YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group
6th-12th Grades Noon - 3:00 pm
 

ADULT OFFERINGS
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:30 am
Location: Church Library (Rm 12)
Women's Bible Study will reconvene in September.  More information to follow.
 
THE MEN'S BAGELRY FELLOWSHIP GROUP
1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 am
Location: The Bagelry in Bergen Park
The Men's Bagelry Fellowship Group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Bagelry in Bergen Park, across from King Soopers. Contact Bill Graf at (303) 246-8330 for more information.
 

MINISTRY JOTTINGS BY PASTOR DEB
 







Preaching to a Bear
 
A priest, a preacher and a rabbi walk into their usual bar where they gathered weekly to have a drink and talk shop. On this particular afternoon, a customer in the bar made the comment that preaching to people isn't really all that hard. A real challenge would be to preach to a bear.
 
One thing led to another and they agreed to do an experiment. They would all go out into the woods, find a bear, preach to it, and attempt to convert it. Seven days later, they gathered to discuss what happened.
 
Father Flannery, who has his arm in a sling, is on crutches and has various bandages, goes first. "Well, he says, "I went into the woods and found a bear. I read to him from the catechism. The bear wanted nothing to do with me and began to slap me around. I grabbed my holy water and sprinkled him. Thanks be to Mary Mother of God, he became a gentle as a lamb. The bishop is coming out next week to give him his first communion. "
 
Reverend Billy Bob spoke next. He was in a wheelchair, with an arm and both legs in casts. "Well, brothers, you know that we don't sprinkle. I went out and found a bear. I began to read to my bear from God's holy word. But that bear wanted nothing to do with me. So, I took hold of him and we began to wrestle. We wrestled up the hill and down until we came to a creek. I quickly dunked him and baptized his hairy soul. And just like you said, my bear also became gentle as a lamb. We spent the rest of the day praising Jesus."
 
They both looked down at the rabbi, who was lying in a hospital bed. He was in a body cast and traction, with IVs and monitors hooked up to him. He was in bad shape. The rabbi looks up and says, "Looking back on it, circumcision may not have been the best way to start."
 
May God bless your days during these summer months.  We so value your presence in worship when you are in town & appreciate on your ongoing financial giving to stay on track with our ministry budget needs.  I hope you are continuing to spread the word on what a great church we have - though you can skip the bears.


Blessings,
Pastor Deb
 

FINANCE UPDATES


Attendance & Stewardship Report
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Sunday School & Nursery 5/26/19
Worship Services 5/26 / 19
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Needed Weekly
Received 5/26/19
                                                Difference
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                     2019 Budget
Needed Year to Date
Received Year to Date
Difference Year to Date
5/31/2019
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16
74
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$6,309
$9,748
$3,439
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$328,086
$132,489
$129,826
($2,663)







 
AROUND THE CHURCH -  JUNE

Saturday, June 1 8:00 am
Spring Clean-up Day
Wed., June 5 - Fri., June 7 9:00 - 3:30 pm Vacation Bible School: "Exploring God's Galaxy"
Saturday, June 15 10:00 am Evergreen Rodeo Parade
Wednesday, June 19 10:00 am All Church Women's Summer Brunch Potluck
Saturday, June 22 9:00 am Barefoot Mile Fundraiser
Sunday, June 23 10:30 am Church at the Ranch
 

TEAM MEETINGS -  MAY & JUNE
 
Tuesday, June 4 7:00 pm Trustees
Tuesday, June 11 10:00 am Staff
Thursday, June 20 7:00 pm Finance
Thursday, June 27 6:00 pm Membership
 

CHURCH INFORMATION

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 1:15 pm
Friday: CLOSED
Please call the office at 303-674-4810, or email office@evergreenumc.org if you would like to add 
your event to the weekly Happenings.

LARGE PRINT HYMNALS, BIBLES AND BULLETINS  are available in the vestibule for Sunday services. Just ask one of the ushers to help you.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES  are available for Sunday services. If you would like to try an Assistive Listening device this Sunday just ask one of the ushers or a sound booth technician.

AN OPEN INVITATION TO MEMBERSHIP  is extended to all persons. Please speak with the pastor about your interest in becoming part of this great Christian Fellowship.

RELOADABLE KING SOOPERS/SAFEWAY GROCERY CARDS  are on sale in Fellowship Hall on the  third Sunday of each month  following each worship service. 5% of all purchases made with these reloadable cards goes back to UMCE! You can also purchase these by contacting the church office.

REMEMBER TO USE AMAZON SMILE  when you shop at Amazon. Go to www.amazonsmile.com and designate The United Methodist Church of Evergreen as your charity of choice. Amazon will then donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to UMCE.

EQUAL EXCHANGE FAIR TRADE COFFEE is served during our Sunday morning fellowship but you can also order it. Please contact the church office with requests or questions. Also, please drop some change in the coffee pot to help pay for Sunday morning fellowship coffee.
 
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF EVERGREEN
Growing a community of faith by serving a world of need and changing lives. We affirm a spirit of openness and hospitality to all, including persons of all races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, financial strata, and abilities who seek a closer walk with God.
 
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